• "I Know You're The Speech Teacher...Tell Me What You Do?"

    We are known by many names: Speech Teacher, Speech/Language Teacher, Speech Pathologist, Speech Therapist, Speech/Language Therapist, Speech Clinician, etc.  However our technical title is Speech/Language Pathologist, or SLP for short. 
     
    An SLP can provide a variety of students who have speech/language disorders or difficulties:
    • screening and assessment
    • direct therapy in a pull-out or push-in setting
    • collaboration and consultation with classroom teachers, instructional/teacher assistants, parents, the IEP team and the evaluation team

     

     When should a student be referred?

     Students who have difficulty with the following skills may be referred for a speech/language screening or evaluation:
     
    • articulation (production of speech sounds)
    • phonemic awareness skills (manipulating sounds in words)
    • following directions
    • listening and reading comprehension (summarizing, main idea...)
    • auditory processing skills (attending, memory, sound discrimination)
    • wh-questions (asking and answering)
    • vocabulary (understanding, labeling, defining word meanings/word relationships)
    • word finding (tip of the tongue)
    • grammar/writing skills
    • narrative skills (the ability to describe things and events, and to tell stories)
    • sequencing events
    • fluency/stuttering
    • voice (may sound hoarse, nasal, denasal, too quiet/loud)
    • pragmatic skills (knowing what to say, how to say it, when to say it and how to interact with others)
    • initiating/maintaining conversations
    • and more!
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